Benefits of Teamwork

BENEFITS OF TEAMWORK

 

Benefit #1

INTEGRATED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

A good team utilizes the wide range of knowledge, skills, and abilities of each team member. Team members have distinctive expertise, knowledge, and experiences that contribute to the team making effective decisions and avoiding errors.

 

Benefit #2

COPING WITH COMPLEXITY

A good team is effective in dealing with complex issues that require considering multiple perspectives and coordinating a series of concerted actions. The diverse perspectives of team members may help teams solve complex problems effectively.

 

Benefit #3

MOTIVATION AND COMMITMENT

A good team facilitates team members’ participation in making decisions and taking actions. Research shows that individuals who are part of the decision- making processes are more committed to the decisions made and are more engaged in the decision-related actions.

 

Benefit #4

CREATE SYNERGY

A good team facilitates the creation of a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. Proper elaboration of information and perspectives foster new ideas, that may not be available when an individual works alone.

 

 

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Teamwork: An Open Access Practical Guide by Andrew M. Clark, Lolin Martins-Crane, Mengqi Zhan, and Justin T. Dellinger is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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